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Liminha. Photo by Mario Luiz Thompson/Arquivo.

Brazilian bassist and producer Liminha worked with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes bassist Liminha (born Arnolpho Lima Jr.) is one of the multi-talented individuals responsible for shaping Brazilian music over…

June 9th, 2014 | David Katz | Articles
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15 surprising albums that helped shape the sound of Brazil’s pioneering psychedelic-rock group Os Mutantes

  For Wax Poetics Issue 31, Wax Poetics contributor Allen Thayer spoke with Os Mutantes about their radical transformation of…

May 20th, 2014 | Allen Thayer | Record Rundown
Fender Rhodes

Rhodes Electric Piano

World War II may have given us the atom bomb, but it also contributed what Ray Charles would call “an…

May 20th, 2013 | Peter Kirn | Articles
Boogie Down Productions

Stop the Violence

Scott La Rock, the original DJ for Boogie Down Productions, would have turned forty-nine today. He became the victim of…

March 2nd, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson Wants to Talk to You

It was 1977 when twenty-three-year-old Gary Wilson released You Think You Really Know Me. He recorded the album in the…

January 11th, 2011 | Marisa Aveling | Articles

Disques Gam

The young Moroccan at the music stand didn’t get that I was looking for vinyl. I’ve searched for records all…

September 16th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | Mixtape
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Gonjasufi is the name the dreadlocked, dark-eyed, Mojave Desert-dwelling Sumach Ecks assumes for his current musical incarnation. It’s more accurate…

July 14th, 2010 | Marisa Aveling | Articles
Issue 31 - Shuggie Otis

Issue 31

For Issue 31, we talk to some of music’s most mysterious figures. Cover artist Shuggie Otis tells the engaging tale…

October 31st, 2008 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

Out of the Shadows

Wearing a red tracksuit and a black baseball cap Jack Ashford looks conspicuous amidst the palatial surroundings of the Radisson…

April 2nd, 2008 | Charles Thomson | Articles

Out of the Mainstream

Record collectors often complain that jewel-case inserts and flimsy digipack covers lack the feel, smell, and aura of an old,…

January 11th, 2006 | David L. Brown | Articles
Issue 9

Issue 9

RJD2: Record Roots Turn Up the Phonograph: Dante Ross For the Love of Love Money The Untold Tale of an…

June 21st, 2004 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

Don Cello, In His Own Words

I’m from Philadelphia, born and raised. My musical life started in the ’50s, and whatever my parents had is what…

October 11th, 2003 | Zaid Madhaffer | Articles